Angeliki Diane Rigos PhD ’85

Associate Director of Graduate Programs, MIT Energy Initiative

Angeliki Diane Rigos is a scientist, educator, and consultant interested in working across disciplines to promote sustainable solutions to global problems. She is the associate director of graduate programs at the MIT Energy Initiative and program manager for the US Department of Energy Center for Enhanced Nanofluidic Transport at MIT. Rigos began her career as a principal scientist at Physical Sciences Inc., where she worked on defense and energy contracts involving the electrochemical modeling of molten carbonate fuel cell stacks, the analysis and modeling of laser-induced, high-temperature effects on defense-related materials, and the modeling of internal vaporization occurring during the laser irradiation of porous materials. She transitioned to an academic position, first as assistant and then associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Merrimack College, where she served as president of the Faculty Senate, chair of her department, director of Women’s Studies, and associate director of the National Microscale Chemistry Center. She has also worked as an energy consultant at Levitan & Associates, Inc., with a focus on power price forecasting, LNG, fuel cells, and renewable technologies, including onshore-offshore wind and solar photovoltaics. Rigos has been a visiting scientist at MIT, Harvard University, and Northeastern University. She volunteers in startup accelerators as an industry mentor in Cleantech Open and an industry champion at MassChallenge. She is currently the president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association for Women in Science and has developed and launched a series of leadership workshops for members. Rigos earned a BA in chemistry from Cornell University, a PhD in physical chemistry from MIT, an MBA from Northeastern University, and is an alumna of HERS Denver 2015.

Angeliki Diane Rigos PhD ’85 is speaking at MIT Better World (Sustainability) on March 16, 2021.